Moraine State Park

Moraine State Park

Moraine State Park is an outstanding example of environmental engineering achievement, as it has been restored from prior coal mining and oil and gas drilling practices.

Swimming is permitted at two sand beaches in the summer: Pleasant Valley Beach, and Lakeview Beach. Showers, changing facilities and food concessions are available. Pleasant Valley Beach has a sand volleyball court, and a disc golf course is located in the Lakeview Day Use Area.

Sailboats, rowboats, paddleboats, canoes, kayaks, motorboats and pontoon boats may be rented in the summer. Races and regattas for sailboats are held throughout the summertime. Windsurfing, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, biking, and trail biking are commonplace, with bike rental available.

The waterfowl observation deck will provide viewing of frogs, great blue heron, short green heron, belted kingfisher, loons, osprey, and bald eagles.

A backpacker shelter exists, and organized group tenting with water, tables, and grills, but no showers can be reserved in the summer. Eleven modern cabins are available for rent year-round. These electrically heated cabins sleep six people and have two bedrooms, bathroom with shower, kitchen, and dining/living area.

Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, iceboating, ice fishing, and ice skating.

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